Lake Muskoka, Gravenhurst

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Lake Muskoka is located between Port Carling and Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. The lake is surrounded by many cottages. The lake is primarily within the boundary of the Township of Muskoka Lakes, the southeast corner is within the boundary of the Town of Gravenhurst and another small portion around the mouth of the Muskoka River is within the boundary of the Town of Bracebridge. The town of Bala is located on the southwest shores of the lake, where the Moon River starts. Lake Muskoka is connected to Lake Rosseau through the Indian River and lock system at Port Carling. The lake is mainly fed by the Muskoka River, Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau.HistoryNative peopleFirst mention of Muskoka in any records is in 1615 and the territory was occupied by indigenous peoples, mainly consisting of the Algonquin and Huron tribes. Early explorers to the region like Samuel De Champlain came to the area next followed by Missionaries. The name Muskoka is thought to come from the name of a Chippewa tribe chief named Mesqua Ukee which means "not easily turned back in the day of battle". Also known as Chief Yellowhead, it was Mesqua Ukee who signed the treaties made between the indigenous peoples and Province of Canada which sold about 250000acre of land in the area to the Province. He was so revered by the Ontario government that they built a home for him in Orillia where he lived until his death at age 95.
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  • So during this season were 1周 in beautiful town, Park, on both sides of the road. It was a small town along the leisurely atmosphere.
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  • Beautiful lake and area! Lots to do boating, fishing, touring, relaxing, take an old steamship tour of the lake. There are quaint villages, excellent restaurants with lodges and cottages to rent.  more »
  • Great lots to do lots to see very big water lovely clean and clear lots of water sports a true place to spend a few hours and sample the Canadian way of life a true jem  more »
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  • Best vacation destination. You can come here year round (provided you have the equipment) and fun will be had. Lots of fish and the water is great. It is often quite warm and great for any water activity. You can boat to so many places on the lake (gravenhurst for example) and go shopping or eat something. Rent a cottage here and see for yourself!
  • The largest and shallowist of the Greatest Lakes
  • So beautiful!
  • One of the best lakes to spend time on in the summer.
  • Stunning beautiful Lake.
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